Atari introduces the Speakerhat, a hat with speakers

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  1. Futurdreamz
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    Many of us are already aware of the Ataribox, something that sounds like an attempt to follow in the footsteps of the Ouya project. But you may not have heard about this.

    On what appears to be an introduction to the "Atarilife" brand of lifestyle products, Atari has a splashpage dedicated to the virtues of this new product.

    Interested parties also have the chance to sign up for a future beta program.


    :arrow:http://www.atarilife.com/
     


  2. KingVamp

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    I wonder if they plan to do VR.
     
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    Yes! I'm after a new hat! Would be great if it's flexfit :)
     
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  4. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    too many douche bags wearing thoose big caps around here, and i am yet to meet one "cool, nice" dude that wears theese hats
    i wonder if this will be the new fad
    it looks kinda weird, but i am hoping to see what it comes from this
     
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    Admittedly I'm curous. I'm deaf in one ear so if I listen to music I have to choose between my music or my surroundings - not so great in some situations. This would allow me to have both. Question is if I can see myself wearing it.
     
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    Axent wear called, they want their design back.
     
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    This sounds like one of those "company in name only" products where they take a once-great brand and apply it to things that were made by some unknown company in the middle of nowhere. A good example of this is Polaroid. The Polaroid company doesn't exist anymore; the name is merely used for licensing.
     
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  8. LukeHasAWii

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    This.... is not a good idea. Nobody really remembers Atari for their hats, because they never really did hats. These will sell a little bit, at best. It's more of a novelty.
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    Also, on a partially different note, Atari is doing a gleam giveaway for these hats. I'm not going to buy it, but giveaways are cool, so if anyone wants to try it, I got the link below, so you don't have to sign up for their newsletter just for a link. Good luck!
    :arrow:Free Speakerhat Giveaway
     
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    The next hipster trend.
     
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    Over there ;)
    Living in a fricken atari life
     
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    What is this, 2008? This shit was cool back then but now...
    All we need is RGB 7.1 LED 4k@60fps baseball cap. Seriously.
     
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    Here's something the buyers of this product will hear a lot:

    "Hey you! Turn off that retarded music or I'll kick your stupid ass! :angry:"


    Honestly: what's the point of this? A handsfree set for those who somehow haven't got one for their car yet? A poor man's stereo setup (too bad: they didn't go for a "full surround" trilby hat :tpi:)? A headset for the socially impaired?


    Oh, and...bluetooth hacking will lead to a new low in embarrassing moments caused by technology (trending youtube video in 2018: guy walks around in the street with cap on, followed by sneaky hacker/camera operator. Guy passes a woman. Cap suddenly shouts at full force "HEY DARLING! YOU WANNA HANG OUT IN THE BACK OF MY CAR???!!!").
     
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    Maybe with this E.T. can phone home to escape the confines of an Atari 2600 cartridge.
     
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    Looks like atari is really trying to be a thing in 2017.
     
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    Kinda neat TBH, would give you and your friends some music on the go without carrying around a bluetooth speaker. For disc golf and the like. You'd still look pretty goofy actually wearing one, but overall it's probably a better product than the Atari box.
     
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    I'd prefer listening to music without disturbing sound around me (earphone/earplug)
    it could be fine for handfree phone call maybe
    Also, I like the sound around the ears, not the eyes :P

    I'm not sure it's good for media. I bought a bluetooth headphone for my TV but I'm not happy with it, there is a noticeable lag in movies and worst in games.
    My TV has an option to delay the audio (why? probably to compensate the video's post processing), but no option to delay the video when using BT speakers :(

    Is it common to have audio lag with all Bluetooth devices, or I just bought a bad one? if it's common, then the speakerhat would be fine only to listen to music, not media like they say.
     
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    I always wanted something so my eyes could listen to music, even if it is at the cost of everyone else's peace and quiet.
     
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    atari 2017 -> nintendo2?
    making accessories like N , something to anything...
    :facepalm:
     
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    I can only but imagine myself with my Ataribox and my speakerhat now that is the "Atarilife".
     
  20. matpower

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    This is the dumbest thing ever. I can't think of a good use case for this, it's useless in public and there are better alternatives for home.